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Friday August 31st, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Appalchian Funeral Services
Friday August 31st, 2018

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Ruth Ellanora Lyons

Ruth Ellanora Lyons, age 85, of Sylva died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Skyland Care Center. Ms. Lyons was born December 14, 1932 in Sylva, North Carolina to the late Fred and Nora (Gibson) Sutton. She was married to Dewey Lyons who passed away in 2006. They were married for 58 years.

She retired from Dayco after 30 years of employment and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She loved and cherished her many friends. She loved to garden and can food. Ms. Lyons had a great sense of humor.

In addition to her husband and parents, Ms. Lyons was preceded in death by a son, Steve. Also preceding her in death were her siblings; Rachel Cogdill, Doris Green, Ruby Bumgarner, J.R. Sutton and Lewis Sutton.

Ms. Lyons is survived by three children; Waybern James Lyons (Colleen), Michael Lyons, and Joann Lyons. Also surviving are three grandchildren; Ronnie Trull, Stacy Cowan and Tamrick Mull (Joey); six great-grandchildren; Mitchell Griffin, Austin Cowan, Blaine Mull, Addie Mull, Alexia Trull and Hunter Trull; one great-great grandchild, Riley Cowan; and one sister, Birdie Buchanan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31 in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services, 165 Skyland Drive in Sylva, North Carolina with Rev. Mike Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

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So sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you this day!

Lois Rogers Cline Sep 7 2018 12:00 AM

Although she spoke few words,to,me zhe,always greeted me,when I entered the room. I will miss,her dearly.

Ellerna Forney Sep 1 2018 12:00 AM

Joann and family, I was so sorry to hear of Ruth passing. I will keep you all in my prayers as you go through this sad time.

Lea Gates Sep 1 2018 12:00 AM

Mike and Joann, so sorry for your loss but know your mother is resting better Will be out of town Friday but will be thinking of you.

Tom jones Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

Sweet, sweet lady! We enjoyed having her at Skyland Care Center.

Mistie Cooley Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

I love you aunt Ruth

Ricky Green Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM

Joann& Mike I'm so Sorry for the loss of your Mother. Ruth & my Mother good Friend .Your Dad , my Dad was good friend they work together. And we all went to school together. We are like family. I will miss her and i thought alot of you'll parents. They was GOOD PEOPLE . I know you'll will miss them God will take care of them now and they will be happy together hope they meet up with our partners. Love you

SANDRIA Buchanan Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

A wonderful, funny, sweet lady who we enjoyed seeing at New Hope Church and out and about Sylva. She always put a smile on our face with her humor and smile. The family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time!

Charles & Dottie Nicholson Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

Joanne, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. You were very lucky to have kept her this long. You will retain memories forever!

Marcia Moore Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

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